It’s that time again – spring is around the corner, but there are still a few weeks left to enjoy winter in the city. While we love to explore, it’s great to do so without emptying our wallets. But don’t worry we’ve got you covered; here are some of the best free and cheap things to do in Edmonton this March.

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Mermaid Legs

Celebrate International Women’s Day early this year at this moving tale and dance fascia about the bonds of sisterhood and the stigma against mental health. The performance is a part of the annual Skirtsafire Festival that has a variety of live performances to enjoy throughout March.

When: On now until March 10th, 2024
Where: Fringe Theatre
Cost: $15 – $18

Skirtsafire Festival

Speaking of celebrating women; the Skirtsafire Festival is a 11 day event featuring the work of women in the arts in Edmonton. Check out their event calendar to explore a variety of art in the live comedy shows, concerts, and workshops happening at the start of March.

When: February 29th to March 10th, 2024
Where: Venues around Edmonton
Cost: Varies, including pay what you can

Victoria Park Oval & IceWay

Looking for a fun evening activity with friends or a date? Head to the Victoria Park Oval, where you can lace up your skates and enjoy the artfully lit ice way. Admission is free and the park also provides a skate change room, washrooms and station to refill your water.

When: Open daily until 11:00pm
Where: 12130 River Valley Rd
Cost: Free

Tubing at the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

Make the most of the last few weeks of winter on the slopes! Grab your friends and family and head to Rabbit Hill Snow Resort for an afternoon of adrenaline packed fun.

When: Open daily
Where: 20715 57 Avenue SW, Edmonton
Cost: $22

Edmonton Cocktail Week

Get in the spirit sipping on locally crafted spirits during Edmonton’s Cocktail Week! For one whole week you can enjoy unique, flavour-filled cocktails for just $12 dollars at participating bars and restaurants throughout the city. Plus, if you’re a cocktail-nerd you can partake in one of the community events including whiskey bingo and a bartender shake off.

When: March 4th – 10th, 2024
Where: Participating bars & restaurants
Cost: $12 cocktails

2024 U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Championships

Check out the best women’s basketball in the country as it comes to the University of Alberta! There will be eight Canadian teams with the champion taking home the Bronze Baby Trophy.

When: Thursday, March 7th, to Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Where:  Saville Community Sports Centre, 65 Avenue Northwest
Cost:  $15+

Blue Jays Session for the CMAs

Calling all Canadian country music fans! Celebrate this year’s Country Music Alberta Awards with some of the province’s top artists. Hosted by Edmonton star, Clay Bolen, and Manitoba country singer, Jade Turner, it’s set to be a night filled with live performances and stories from artists nominated for the 2024 awards.

When: Monday, March 8th, 2024 at 6:00pm
Where: Otto Food & Drink
Cost: $13 – $23

Art Gallery of Alberta

Feeling artsy? Starting March 2nd, dive into the AGA’s Boreal Forests exhibit, showcasing lush images of Alberta’s aspen parkland ecosystem. Experience unique mirroring techniques and visuals that transport you to another world.

When: Open Wednesday – Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $10-$14

Visit a Local Farmers Market

Every season is farmers market season! Stock up on your weekly groceries, reward yourself with a treat after a hard work week or explore the work of a new local artist or maker. There’s no such thing as a bad day at the market.

When: Open throughout March
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Cost: Free to enter

Muttart Conservatory

If you’re craving the feeling of a tropical vacation — head to the Muttart Conservatory! This indoor botanical garden is the perfect option for those wanting to get a little taste of summer without straying far from home.

When: Open throughout March
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Cost: $14.95 for GA

Have a great month!